Gata Freak is Emiel Josef from India, but residing in Qatar. A complete sound junkie from as far back as he can recall, he first caught the wild trance fever in 1999 at the notorious discovalley party experiences in Goa, India and later at one of the first lunar rave in Bangalore / India. Since then, all he has wanted, is to share the dance floor energy through the perfection of his dj sets and track selection and his weakness for exploring fresh and top notch sound, has seen him decimate some dance floors in & around India Middle East and in South Africa.
The Gata Freak DJ project was born in 2002 after emiel completely immersed himself in collecting and experimenting with both psy trance music and psychedelics. By then, he was floored by the south african night time/ twilight sound from artists like Xatrik, Artifakt, Rinkadink, Broken toy, Damage, Phyx, Shift etc. He has dedicated his spare time to sharing his uplifting journey with this culture, its people and the music.
Since 2011 he is running the South Africa based label Timecode and its sublabel Sangoma with Daksinamurti and a team of friends. Gata Freak released his first compilation “Tokoloshe Tales” last year together with Dj Daksinamurti (Nexus/ Peak) on the legendary TIMECODE Records and received rave reviews. And in May 2011, released his 2nd massive compilation “Arecibo Chronicles Vol.1″ on the swiss power house label FRACTAL Records. His 3rd compilation VA – Spirit Voices was released in March 2013 and you can expect many more releases soon. So stay tuned for more compilations by this spawn.